Staging Our Histories: Creating Masao and the Bronze Nightingale

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Staging our Histories: Creating Masao and the Bronze Nightingale

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Join writers Dan Kwong and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara in a conversation moderated by Kristen Hayashi around their new play, Masao and the Bronze Nightingale, which explores the story of a Japanese American jazz musician from Boyle Heights who falls for an African American jazz singer after World War II.

About the show:

In the aftermath of WWII, formerly-incarcerated Japanese Americans are shocked to discover Little Tokyo has become "Bronzeville", an African American community. When a Japanese American jazz musician from Boyle Heights falls for a Bronzeville jazz singer, the ripple-effect of their romance causes upheaval in every direction as the Japanese, Black, and Mexican American communities react.

This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art as part of their Asian & Pacific Islander Latinx Heritage Festival, and CASA0101 Theater.

 

Read an interview with Dan Kwong and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara about Masao and the Bronze Nightingale on Discover Nikkei. READ NOW

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

API-Latinx Heritage Festival

Museum of Latin American Art

CASA0101 Theater

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Join writers Dan Kwong and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara in a conversation moderated by Kristen Hayashi around their new play, Masao and the Bronze Nightingale, which explores the story of a Japanese American jazz musician from Boyle Heights who falls for an African American jazz singer after World War II.

About the show:

In the aftermath of WWII, formerly-incarcerated Japanese Americans are shocked to discover Little Tokyo has become "Bronzeville", an African American community. When a Japanese American jazz musician from Boyle Heights falls for a Bronzeville jazz singer, the ripple-effect of their romance causes upheaval in every direction as the Japanese, Black, and Mexican American communities react.

This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art as part of their Asian & Pacific Islander Latinx Heritage Festival, and CASA0101 Theater.

 

Read an interview with Dan Kwong and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara about Masao and the Bronze Nightingale on Discover Nikkei. READ NOW

 

API-Latinx Heritage Festival

Museum of Latin American Art

CASA0101 Theater

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